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Mary Ellen – How do you handle anger?

Mary Ellen – How do you handle anger?

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Oh, I was angry for a long time, a long time, yes. It went from the day after her accident at literally being angry at every person I saw who had two legs and was walking. That was the level that my anger was at initially, no one was spared; I was an... Show More

Oh, I was angry for a long time, a long time, yes. It went from the day after her accident at literally being angry at every person I saw who had two legs and was walking. That was the level that my anger was at initially, no one was spared; I was angry at everyone. And then I was angry at people who I perceived as denying her opportunities when we couldn't, when certain places weren't accessible or her friends were doing something she couldn't do. And for a while I was angry at all sort of theater and sporting venues because you can only have one or two people sit with someone who is disabled when they go somewhere. So lots of levels of anger, and then it just gradually dissipated over time. You realize that there are a lot people who probably have even worse things to live with than Molly does. And it also got to the point where she wasn't angry, and she wasn't feeling sorry for herself, so I had to let it go.

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Mary Ellen – How do you handle anger?

Mary Ellen

Daughter injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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Oh, I was angry for a long time, a long time, yes. It went from the day after her accident at literally being angry at every person I saw who had two legs and was walking. That was the level that my anger was at initially, no one was spared; I was angry at everyone. And then I was angry at people who I perceived as denying her opportunities when we couldn't, when certain places weren't accessible or her friends were doing something she couldn't do. And for a while I was angry at all sort of theater and sporting venues because you can only have one or two people sit with someone who is disabled when they go somewhere. So lots of levels of anger, and then it just gradually dissipated over time. You realize that there are a lot people who probably have even worse things to live with than Molly does. And it also got to the point where she wasn't angry, and she wasn't feeling sorry for herself, so I had to let it go.

Mary Ellen – How do you handle anger?
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